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Joseph Smith circa 1842 (JS age 37)


a seer, a revelator, a translator, and a prophet


messenger of the Angel-Moroni

1830-1844 * President of the Mormon Church

1842-1844 * Mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois

Joseph Smith

Earthbody-Entry Monday-23-Dec-1805

Earthbody-Exit 27-Jun-1844 (jailhouse murder, age 38)


Treasure-Hunter + Founder of the Church of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon Church) * 1805-1844 * Joseph Smith

birth data from: * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs, and tables generated by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttara-azadha * Vaizva

BPL commentary

For Uttara-azadha births of a masculine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Surya-ruled paradigm of Iswara, father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Nunki. Their purpose is to express the radiant clear light of truth in an orderly, institutional framework.

Psychic intelligence

Dhanuzya Pada-1 can show Brihaspati's rulership of 1-embodiment + 4-cultural foundations. Nakshatrapathi Suyra and Guru enjoy high-compatibility yang patterns. Pada-1 tends to be paternalistic, politically savvy, self-referential to the point of self-righteousness, and generous of spirit. Iconic and inspirational teachers of the patriarchal lineages are found here. Often found in the role of philosopher, professor, or guru-figure. Assess the role of Brihaspati to determine the degree of optimism and alignment with the prevailing doctrine.

Makara-pada 2-3-4 express the tension between structural Shani and solipsistic Surya. From the Makara lagna, nakshatrapathi Surya becomes the revelatory, illuminating randhresha. Thus pada 2-3-4 are mystical and gender-neutral (Shani). Pada 2-3-4 demonstrate respect for age and orderly governance. Yet their purpose is visionary (Surya). Psychics and seers are found here. Depending on the vigor of Shani, hierarchical institutions may come to surround their initiatory teachings.. Their emotional stability in partnership arises from Chandra = yuvathipathi.

Themes of clairsentient vision, personal certainty, and prophecy may contextualize Ishwara's terrestrial experience. Also applies to Chandra in Uttara-azadha.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

"a very good, honest, and sincere character...

A peace loving disposition.

  • Very intelligent and wise.

  • Respected and liked by everyone with whom he comes in contact.

Eager to live and let live.

  • Tolerant to others, giving help where help is required.

A good counselor in times of need or trouble.

  • Such a person makes a good and steady friend,

  • whose friendship is to be valued because it will stand the tests of time and adversity."


Seer Stones used by Mormon Church 1805-1844 Golden Plates Joseph Smith, from the book Joseph Smith Papers

Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha bhukti


from wikipedia Angel-Moroni


Surya Mahadasha * age birth until age 8 months

23-Dec-1805 Earth-birth in Sharon, Vermont, USA * Surya-Zukra bhukti * Zukra double yogakaraka rules 5-10

Chandra Mahadasha * age 8 months until age 10.8

Mangala Mahadasha * age 10.8 until age 17.8

21-Sept-1823 first clairsentient contact with Angel-Moroni *Mangala-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 7-partnerships

22-Sept-1823 first discovery of of the Golden Plates by following Moroni's instructions; however Smith would not be able to excavate the plates until Sept-1827.

Rahu Mahadasha * age 17.8 until age 35.8

20-Mar-1826 trial for fraud and disorderly conduct in South Bainbirdge, New York * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

18-Jan-1827 exchange the vows of marriage-1 with Emma Hale in Ohio (Joseph's age 22) against her family's wishes * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules navamsha-7

22-Sep-1827 JS removess the golden plates from Cumorah Hill in Manchester, NY, while Emma Hale Smith waits in the wagon * historians record that this Full Moon at the autumnal equinox had special significance for treasure-diggers, who often worked at night * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 12-imagination, 3-announcements

15-Jun-1828 celebrated the birth of child-1 (lived only a few hours) * Rahu-Guru bhukti

Jun-1829 Testimony of the Eight Witnesses * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 2-historical record, testimony

Mar-1830 publication of English translation of the deciphered script of the Golden Plates, entitled the Book of Mormon (JS age 24) * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani lagnesha + Shani rules 2-historical records, stories

06-Apri1830 (JS age 25) Church of Christ = formally declared * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani-uttama-10 order hierarchy, institutions

1830 JS marries first plural wife * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 2-second marriage * uttama-Shani-10 policy, law parivartamsha Zukra-1 women, marriage

Guru Mahadasha * age 35.8 until decease age 38

14-Sep-1840 decease of father Joseph Smith Sr. in Nauvoo, Illinois * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra gives effect of Zukra ++ Zukra rules pitrimaraka 2nd-from-9th

27-Jun-1844 Lightbody Lift-off killed by a murderous mob, while imprisoned in the nearby Carthage Jail * Guru-Shani bhukti * maraka Shani rules-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Mrs. Emma Hale Smith, wife of Joseph Smith, painted in the 1830's


Emma Hale Smith, wife of Joseph Smith, photographed in c. 1844 (via wikicommons, from LDS archives).


ceremonial breastplate Magical Lamen used for summoning spiritual guidance, commissioned by JS father * drawing by JS companion treasure-digger, Samuel Lawrence

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Dhanuzya* Aditya * the unsplit, undivided
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds * brightly contemplative * focus on seclusion * invisible light-source provides private guidance * intuitive entitlements * brilliant in research * intelligence for interior prayer * eye on imagination * sparkling center of the clairsentient drama
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja * confidently progressive * bright warrior * moves in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent brother-figures * self-reflexive political pursuits * champion of brilliant ideals * competitive father-figure * entitled to conquer * focused on winning * radiantly pioneering
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * smart game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * confidently opportunistic * bright mesmerizer * creatively intelligent culture-mixing * entitled to mix and mottle * ambitious father-figure * adventurously aligned with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly risk-rewarding, radiantly risky

Surya rules-8 occupies-12 = Sarala Yoga

Rahu + Surya + Budha + Surya = occupies the clairsentient, privately guided, imaginative, contemplative, dreamlike 12th-from-Chandra

Surya occupies Mula nakshatra

Surya rules the Uttara-azadha radical lagna

Uttara-azadha pada-4 = Meena-Antya navamsha* Pushkara navamsha * Shil-Ponde says: "Fixed religious ideas , with a tendency to occult study, and a capacity for intensive reading".


Dad = Joseph Smith Sr.

Dad was reported to be a somewhat withdrawn man who was nonetheless excitable in the moment. As part of the occult spiritualism movement which swept through New England and the mid-Atlantic region during the early 1800's, Dad had a passion for summoning spirits

Surya in bhava-12 rules bhava-8, providing a Sarala-Yoga protection for both father and son despite their occult (8) adventures.

Surya-Mula indicates a somewhat disconnected personality who may act with disregard for consequences. The family moved often as restless Dad (Mula) sought opportunities Surya-yuti-Rahu-12.

As randhresha, Surya indicates dad's interest in the occult and in hidden treasures. Dad had failed as numerous professions and while his sons were maturing he organized them into a treasure-hunting team.

Dad had a famous series of seven symbolic dreams (12), which are recorded in the church scripture. Just before he died, dad gained some respect as church patriarch Surya-Dhanuzya.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in Uttara-azadha * comforted by bright visions * protectors of confident conviction * brilliant philosophy * wise patronage * political doctrines
  • Chandra in classroom-1 * accustomed to flesh * comfort in glowing incandescent embodiment * familiar with forward action * needs to feel the repeating pulse of physical movement * settled into the rhythm of invention * feeling for first-arrival * soothed by aristocracy * emotionally attuned to new birth * seeks calming routine activities * undulating personality
  • Somana-yuti-Zukra * Emotionally indulgent * comforted by balanced arrangements * nourished by luxurious pleasures * sensitive to sisterly figures * needs to negotiate * seeks shelter in alliances* preference for owned properties * soothed by beauty * feels like a partner

Surya-ruled Chandra in Uttara-azadha pada 2-3-4 (Makara lagna) = highly occult-sensitive due to Surya-rules-8


Chandra in classroom-1 = Chandra-Makara-Draco = the powerful personality-shaping influence of the Mother. Chandra-1 yuvatipathi indicates a primary, predominant, emotionally binding, identity-defining relationship with the mother.

Somana-yuti-Zukra-double-yogakaraka adds to the maternal profile strong elements of social status, ladder-climbing toward financial and political rank, and moral (Chandra) leadership ability.

Mom = Lucy Mack Smith .

Lucy hailed from a family known for spiritual vision and pronounced demonstrations of public piety. She was an important social figure in the Second Awakening era of fervent Christian Revivalism.

Before, during, and after her son JS's prominent religious leadership career, mom was an influential force in the Mormon Community. After her son's death in 1844, she lived 12 further years until 1856, facilitating trust and accordance (Chandra rules 7-negotiations).

Lucy Mack can be considered as a Founding Mother of the emerging religious-economic congregation.

According to wikipedia entry for Lucy Mack,

"In rural areas of northern New England, the proliferation of evangelical religious sects and the pre-Victorian emphasis on the family as a moral force were especially significant forces in Mack's life. Migrants to this area had taken with them the revolutionary spirit of political independence. They had also encouraged the breakdown of the old order of religious domination. "The grip of colonial religious culture was broken and a new American style of religious diversity came into being." Such a setting became fertile ground for religious experimentation and the birth of indigenous religious sects, some of which "undertook to redefine social and economic order through the model of the extended family." Without stable institutional structures, the family thus became the "crucible" for forming "primary identity, socialization, and cultural norms for rural life" (Marini, 7, 56, 31). Mack was a product of this environment. "

MARRIAGE emotional expectations partnership support


  • = bhava-7 contractual agreements, equity, balance, diplomatic arrangements

History records Mrs. Emma Hale Smith as a supportive lifepartner who was allied with her husband's personality and agreed with his programs. After his death, she defended his reputation against slanderous claims.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala in bhava-12 * drive toward privacy * pursuit of inner guidance * invaders from distant lands * hyperactive ancestors * seeking sanctuary * clairsentient dynamics * energized invisible conquests * phantoms of aggressive competition * innovative research * progressive action in distant lands * imaginative discovery
  • Mangala-Dhanuzya * vigorous pursuit of humanistic worldview* push toward doctrinal expansion * proactive teaching-preaching * philosophical globalism * champion of broad understanding * pursues patronage
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * active creativity * high-energy confidence * dynamic genius * championship force joins willful charm * potential for aggressive politics * brilliant competitions * self-promoting * vigorous theatrical displays , potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * communicative competitions * energized signaling * dynamic reporting * clipped speech patterns * abrupt announcements * masculine messaging patterns * pushes toward direct commands * potential for aggressive gestures * incisive speech * forceful writing
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * thrill of muscular action * excited competition * energized pretense * dynamic desires * masculine force joins opportunistic ambition * potential for aggressive pursuit of privileges
  • Guru-11 parivartamsha Mangala-12

Rahu + Surya + Budha + Surya = occupies the clairsentient, privately guided, imaginative, contemplative, dreamlike 12th-from-Chandra

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


atmakaraka = messenger, translator, interpreter, writer

  • Budha-Dhanuzya * priestly communications* theoretical discourse * inspirational conversations * articulation of sacred beliefs * doctrinal pronouncements * sends messages about broad worldview * descriptive philosophical understanding * specifically defined interpretive principles * explains the indoctrination procedure * expertly detailed sermons * ideological programming * hands-arms-shoulders send preaching gestures
  • Budha in bhava-12 * * narrative of sanctuary, hermitage, quietude, interior spiritual guidance *  describe reflective contemplation, discusses the astral inner terrain, explainer of private prayer, delivers instructions for communication with distant worlds, talks about clairsentience, dreams, and visions
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * amusing explanations * central roles in communication * bright, clear descriptions * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant authority * political messenger * talkative father-figures
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * competitive communications * scripted actions * impatient conversations * potential for sexualized messaging * penetrating explanations * direct instruction * signals forward action * pioneering movement * outspoken opinions * talkative brother-figures
  • Budha-yuti-Rahu * explainer of thrilling risk * affinity for thrilling, risk-rewarding roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction  * articulation of ambitious desire, message of exciting opportunities, chatty foreigners and outsiders, talkative mix-masters

Budha rules-6 occupies-12 = Vi-parita Rajayoga * Harsha Yoga

Budha-yuti-Rahu 12 clairsentient opportunities, messenger of the ancestor guides

Rahu + Surya + Budha + Surya = occupies the clairsentient, privately guided, imaginative, contemplative, dreamlike 12th-from-Chandra

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Vrizchika * much mystery * many sudden discoveries * believes in healing * many masks * hidden doctrine * transformative guidance * expands the scope of secret undertakings * multiple initiations
  • Guru in bhava-11 * many friends * much networking * much achievement * numerous connections in social-participation groups * several large assemblies * numerous revenues * many social-material goals * extensive marketplace linkage * a patron of community exchange systems * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be a socialite-networker
  • Guru-11 parivartamsha Mangala-12


Guru rules 11th-from-11th + Guru occupies-11, community wealth

Guru occupies the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

From Chandra-Makara-Draco lagna, the believers' voice of abundant, doctrinal, theoretical, philosophical, preaching Professor Guru rules

  • the emotionally talkative, information-delivering, evangelical, publishing, announcing, script-reading, reporting, conversational, process-managing communications of 3rd-from-Chandra
  • the emotionally motivated sanctuary-seeking, private, retreating, withdrawing, choistered, imaginative, meditative 12th-from-Chandra

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka Yogakaraka Zukra rules 5-creativity, intelligence, games ++ 10-leadership, social respect, profession

  • Zukra-Makara-Draco * appreciation of authoritative status * likes architectural structure * attracted to officials * prefers law-and-order * beautiful bones * enjoys social position * class-conscious aesthetic * pleasures of social regulation * hierarchical arrangements
  • Zukra-1 * seeks pleasure via handsome embodiment * enjoys the company of women * graciously attractive appearance * active style of balancing * pursues adjustable arrangements * appreciation of muscular vitality * pleasing designs to adorn the head * aesthetic of new life * physical exercise to balance the brain * identified with brokerage * seeks the sweet midpoint of dynamic negotiations * energetic pursuit of equity * identified with acts of diplomacy * bargains vigorously for fair exchange
  • Zukra-yuti-Chandra * sweetened security * gracious caretaking * appreciation for nourishing protection * emotionalized negotiations * sheltering arrangements * soft caretaking beauty * sheltering arrangements * balanced caretaking * soothed by beauty * pleasant emotional response * enjoys local rhythms * arrangements according to the folkways * musical mother-figure * protective contracts
  • Zukra-1 parivartamsha Shani-10-uttama

Joseph Smith's primary partnership was with the Angel Moroni

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Thula * uttama * heavy old agreements * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * vital energy compression stress zone = kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * limitations upon socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * common law for fair-exchange * must materialize orderly social justice * must work in structures of unyielding diplomacy * must cooperate with slow elderly counselors* must trade within statutory requirements * must continue conventional negotiations despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-10 * (beneficial placement) * Structured, orderly, time-conscious responsibilities * must govern the old order * must maintain dignity of reputation * cautious, conventional leadership style * tension in social-authority roles * chronic weighty executive duties * heavy decision-making portfolio * sustains the conventional hierarchies * oppressed by lack of freedom to choose social policies * resistance to new rules * intolerance toward unconventional leaders * leadership fatigue * Shani-10 supports socially-approved, rigidly dutiful lawgiver-roles such as president, premier, principal, director, company boss, governor, mayor
  • uttama-Shani-10 parivartamsha Zukra-1

From Chandra-Makara-Draco lagna, the mature voice of sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani rules

  • the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  • the emotional authenticity of in-the-body feelings represented by sensitive, receptive, absorptive Chandrana

lagnesha uttama-Shani-10 occupies the publicly-visible, emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra-1

Shani-10 * Sasya Yoga = disciplined in leadership roles + karmic obligations to be iconic, to be highly visible in public roles

Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 2-historical record

June-1829 Testimony of the Eight Witnesses young Smith and his father along with seven other men sign a document saying they had personally lifted and seen engravings on the gold plates *

Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of generous patronage * extraordinary theory * unorthodox approach to higher truth * mask of global humanism* fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous proselytism * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of philosophical belief * seeks privilege via guru-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-12 * passion for privacy * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual retreat environments, withdrawal, sanctuary; desires an important, invisible role in invisibility, intuitive guidance, private prayer, isolation, enclosures, research laboratories and libraries, Other-Worlds. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious ancestor guides. Thrives in culturally-mixed monasteries, spiritual sanctuaries, hospitals, prisons, rehab centers, and other secluded spaces. Rahu-12 trespasses the cultural boundaries of dreamwork, imagination, sanctuary, and sleep. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a dream-interpreter, an ancestor spirit-guide, a magician from distant lands.
  • Rahu-yuti-Surya * amplified ambition for center-stage roles * magnified confidence * passion for exotic display * trickster with dramatic flair * opportunistic father * creative pursuit of social mobility * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of exceptional intelligence * thrilling political genius * hypnotic charm * seeks privilege via bright celebrity * sparkling center of cross-cultural mixing
  • Rahu-yuti-Mangala * amplified competition * magnified championship * exotic pursuits * tricky innovation * opportunistic brother-warriors * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of dynamic energy * hypnotic attack * passion for engines * craves hot movement * invasive force of cross-cultural mixing
  • Rahu-yuti-Budha * amplified evangelism * magnified communications * thrilling messages * exotic information * tricky signals * opportunistic cohort * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of critically important details * hypnotic gestures * explanatory descriptions of cross-cultural mixing

Psychic Ambition * Rahu-12

Rahu + Surya + Budha + Mangala = occupies the clairsentient, privately guided, imaginative, contemplative, dreamlike 12th-from-Chandra

Starting in Mangala Mahadasha when he was age-14, Smith was periodically hired as a scryer (psychic) to assist local treasure-hunters. Western New York in the 1820's was experiencing a craze for treasure hunting. Gambling was frowned upon by pious folk, but there was no taboo on the thrill of treasure hunting.

Economic downturns were frequent in the years 1820-1850. Farming was unpredictable due to fluctuating weather, with the years 1830 until 1845 recorded as terribly cold with effectively no real growing season. The theme of sudden rescue from poverty and despair was often expressed through a hope for discovery of miraculous wealth buried under ground.

Popular tools of the scrying trade included various clairsentience-amplifying stones including the legendary seer-stones utilized by Smith to read the Golden Plates.

Controversial Marriages during Rahu Mahadasha * Rahu taboo-breaker

17-Jan-1827 Joseph Smith married Emma Hale in Ohio (his age 22) during Rahu-Guru bhukti. In 1830, upon Divine Admonition in Rahu-Shani bhukti, he took a first plural wife (his age 25).

During the bhukti 1830-1844, Joseph Smith acquired 40 wives ceremonially married in the Mormon Church.

A New Revelation

Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * working as a clairsentient channel , Smith develops relationship with the invisible (12) agent Moroni and transmits (Budha-12) a body of revealed teachings (Dhanuzya)

  • I stood alone, an unlearned youth, to combat the worldly wisdom and multiplied ignorance of eighteen centuries, with a new revelation, which . . . would open the eyes of more than eight hundred millions of people, and make "plain the old paths." ~~ Joseph Smith's reckoning word recorded in History of the Church, 6:74.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu in classroom-6 * beneficial placement * ungrounded enemies * disregards criminal boundaries * absentee maternal relatives * dissolves limits on medications * ambivalent toward exploitations * disinterested in disagreement * disregards accusations * ignores the physicians * walks away from sickness * abandons suffering * vacuous conflicts * liberation via surrender of guilt-and-blame * unless other graha in 6, may prefer to live without mother's relatives
  • Ketu-Mithunaya * mentally dissociates from conversation * incomplete messages * empty instructions * absent from discussion * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by conventional communications * ignores normal restrictions on commercial activities * forgives the sibling-cohort * incoherent scripts * releases a plant-green cloud of explanatory gestures into the misty abyss , ignores restriction on communication

Ketu occupies the emotionally imbalanced 6th-from-Chandra (beneficial position for apathetic, uncaring Ketu)


Temple of the Church of of Latter Day Saints (Mormon LDS) in San Diego, California with the sparkling spire-finial of golden Angel-Moroni

"and now my friends,

all that is true, all that is noble,

all that is just and pure,

all that is loveable and gracious,

whatever is excellent and admirable -

fill all your thoughts with these things."

~~ Epistle to the Philippians 4:8


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